October 2009 DC Family Events
Kids Euro Festival
(October 15 – November 10, 2009)
The Kids Euro Festival is one of D.C.’s largest performing art festivals for children which hosts more than 150 free events all over the city. The events are all geared to children ages 6-12 and are an eclectic mix of musical performances, storytelling, acrobatics, cuisine and dance which include artists and entertainers from a variety of different cultures. Participating Embassies include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Annapolis Boat Show
(October 8-12, 2009; Annapolis City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis, MD; Thursday, 10a.m.-6p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10a.m. – 7p.m.; Monday, 10a.m.-5p.m.; $17.00 per adult, $8 for children 12 & under)
The city of Annapolis has the pleasure of hosting the world’s largest boat show every October, which includes the Sailboat Show and the Powerboat Show. Both shows offer visitors the opportunity to examine the latest and greatest in boats and accessories. The shows are fun for the entire family and have an impressive collection of racing, sail and speed boats. Visit www.usboat.com for more info.
Corn mazes are a popular activity for families in the greater D.C. area. Enjoy a fun filled day of giant corn mazes and farm activities like apple bobbing, hay rides, pumpkin carving and more! See the below locations to join in the fun.
Crumland Farms Corn Maze
7612 Willow Road, Frederick, Maryland. (301) 845-8099
Open Saturdays and Sundays, September 26-November 1, 2009 noon-dusk.
Lawyer’s Winterbrook Farms & Moonlight Maze
13001 Creagerstown Rd. AKA Route 550, Thurmont, Maryland (301) 748 7646
September 18-November 1, 2009. Fridays 5 to 10 p.m., Saturdays noon to 10 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.
Corn Maze at Zekiah Farms
5235 Bryantown Road, Waldorf, Maryland (240) 216-4065
Open Saturdays and Sundays through October, 10 a.m. to dusk.
Corn Maze in the Plains
Old Tavern Rd., Just off I-66, Exit 31, The Plains, Virginia. (540) 456-7339.
Open through October, Saturday/Sunday plus Fridays and Columbus Day. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., plus nighttime mazes on some weekends.
Dairy Farm Tours Corn Maze Adventure at Cows-N-Corn
5225 Catlett Road, Midland, Virginia. (540) 439-4806.
Open: Weekends, through October. Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 12:30-8 p.m.
The Maize at Temple Hill Farm Regional Park
15789 Temple Hall Lane, Leesburg, Virginia (703) 779-9372.
Open September 25-November 1, 2009, Fridays 4-10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Corn Maze at Bridgemont Farm
600 Wissler Rd, Quicksburg, Virginia. (540) 477-4200.
Open late August – early November, Fridays 4-10 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sundays 1-7 p.m.
Corn Maze at Hartland Farm and Orchard
3064 Hartland Lane, Markham, Virginia. (540) 533-6901.
Open weekends from September 5 – October 31, 2009, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m – 5 p.m, in October open until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings.
(List courtesy of about.com)